I was thinking of making these Quilted Coasters, from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, as Christmas gifts this year. So I made them for myself to see how they’d turn out using cotton flannel for the stuffing, rather than cotton batting as the pattern in the book uses. I don’t have any cotton batting on hand, and I’m pretty limited in Puerto Rico for sewing supplies.
I’m happy that I made these, they will come in handy to manage the condensation on my drink glasses. I think they actually turned out looking a bit more my style, more modern, even though the version in the book are a bit country. But I think I’m going to keep searching for another pattern to use for gifts. I’m a bit too sloppy on my squares, and they are a bit too flat without the batting.
But I think with the right batting, and when I have a bit more concentration, I will eventually make more of these as gifts.